Joanne graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Economics, and from California State University, Long Beach with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has been married to Jery for 12 years and has a son, Jeffrey and a daughter, Jamie. Jeffrey is in 4th grade and Jamie is in 2nd grade at MHCS. This will be her 12th year teaching at MHCS.